Two Landscaping Projects: Re-imagine the landscaping and amenities in front of the building and the pool area.
Overview.The grass areas out front and by the pool have a fungus that has seriously damaged the health and appearance of those areas. The expensive "cure" proposed by landscapers of replacing the soil and sod is costly. Also, costs for ongoing maintenance of the existing landscape continue to rise. Rather then spending to re-establish what is there, we are exploring alternatives that will increase the usefulness, look attractive, and decrease costs of maintaining these areas. Objectives. With a well thought out design, we can:
Reduce lawn maintenance costs (no mowing)
Add additional social areas around the pool
Use more efficient automated drip and soaker watering as needed
Beautify the area with water smart greenscape (flower beds, etc.)
Add new amenities such as owner gardening area
If designed properly, we are confidence the savings from reducing landscape company fees will pay for the entire project over a yet to be determined number of years. Once we come up with a landscape plan and once we have the funds identified, we will seek owner approval.
You may have noticed that we have conducted a test with the dog run. For numerous reasons, our dog run area has always had difficulty in growing privacy bushes along the fence. Rather than continuing to pay our landscaping company money to replace the bushes, Mike and Cesar replaced them with quality faux vine panels.
We are confident that with the proper design we can greatly improve the look year round of the remainder of the front area and at the same time reduce the maintenance cost to the Owners.
If you have any preliminary thoughts, send a note to Gwen.
Overview. Both grass areas to the East and West of our pool have a fungus. We have been advised that the "cure" is to remove the sod and some of the soil and replace with healthy soil and sod. The condition that caused the fungus is likely to return, thus requiring never ending replacement of the soil and sod, an unsustainable and undesirable situation.
Below are a few examples of how a landscape design can enhance the appearance and functionality of an outdoor space. We will work closely with the landscape designer to come up with a plan that works for our space and then send it out for Owner comments.